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Travel Detective Blog: What We Know So Far About AirAsia Flight 8501
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Travel Detective Blog: What We Know So Far About AirAsia Flight 8501

As the story of the disappearance of AirAsia Flight 8501 continues, the inevitable avalanche of questions begins. Some “experts” will immediately jump to speculation, and the conspiracy theorists will be… Read More…

How Frequent Flyer Miles Programs Will Change in 2015
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How Frequent Flyer Miles Programs Will Change in 2015

When the frequent flyer mile program started back in 1981, it was considered one of the most ingenious marketing inventions of the twentieth century. It was, in fact, brilliant—everyone wanted to… Read More…

After Policy Shift, Can U.S. Citizens Travel to Cuba?
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After Policy Shift, Can U.S. Citizens Travel to Cuba?

On Wednesday, President Barack Obama announced that the United States will renew diplomatic ties with the island nation of Cuba. The long-standing travel ban has not yet been lifted for… Read More…

Go Green in 2015: Sustainable Travel Destinations
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Go Green in 2015: Sustainable Travel Destinations

Being “green” is more than just complying with local municipal codes; it’s about going above and beyond the call of duty to make a difference. Watch Peter Greenberg’s report for… Read More…

How One New Scam Targets Grandparents
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How One New Scam Targets Grandparents

We’ve all come across scams at one point or another. But now some scammers are targeting a specific group of people: grandparents. Unfortunately, senior citizens are a common target, and… Read More…

Thanksgiving 2014: Travel Deals & Turkey Dinners
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Thanksgiving 2014: Travel Deals & Turkey Dinners

If you still haven’t made Thanksgiving 2014 travel plans—or, for that matter, Thanksgiving dinner plans—it’s not too late. There are actually great Thanksgiving deals everywhere these days, if you know… Read More…

What Do Passengers Hate Most About Airlines?
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What Do Passengers Hate Most About Airlines?

As frequent—or even infrequent—flyers, there are often things that can get on our nerves. But is there anything you flat-out HATE about airlines? This summer, Spirit Airlines conducted a survey… Read More…

Despite Rising Airfares, You Can Still Save on Thanksgiving Travel
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Despite Rising Airfares, You Can Still Save on Thanksgiving Travel

Today, I went on CBS This Morning to talk about holiday travel—and what you need to do to get the best airfare rates. Let’s start with the bad news. Airfares for holiday… Read More…

From Firefighter to Flight Attendant: JetBlue Hires First Responders
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From Firefighter to Flight Attendant: JetBlue Hires First Responders

For more than a decade, airlines have been hiring first responders to work as part of their flight crews. But one airline has been focusing on a particular group of… Read More…

What the Carnival Cruise Quarantine Means for International Travelers
CBS News / Health & Fitness

What the Carnival Cruise Quarantine Means for International Travelers

Last week, a woman who handled specimens from Thomas Eric Duncan—the first man to die of Ebola in the United States—was quarantined on board the Carnival Magic in the Caribbean. I reported for CBS… Read More…

How You Can Support Breast Cancer Awareness This Month
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How You Can Support Breast Cancer Awareness This Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM), a month dedicated to fundraising and raising global awareness of the most common cancer in women. While many people know what breast cancer… Read More…